constitute verb (BE CONSIDERED AS)
- The long-term unemployed now constitute a sort of underclass.
- The publishers claim that the book constitutes 'the first sequential exposition of events and thus of the history of the revolution'.
- The takeover of the embassy constitutes a blatant violation of international law.
- They felt that our discussions with other companies constituted a breach of our agreement.
- Her refusal to sell the house constituted a major blow to our plans.